When last we saw Matt Murdoch (Charlie Cox), the title superhero in Netflix‘s “Daredevil,” he was being crushed by a collapsing building in the “Defenders” crossover miniseries in 2017. Now he’s back for season three of his own series, which premieres on October 19, and it looks like things will get even darker from there. Cox was at New York Comic Con 2018 to discuss the new season with his co-stars Wilson Bethel, Deborah Ann Woll, Vincent D’Onofrio and Elden Henson, along with showrunner Erik Oleson. Watch them above.
“When we did season one I remember thinking that we’re meeting a character who’s really at his lowest, and since then there have been a number of rock bottoms, and the beginning of season three is another example of that,” Cox reveals about the turmoil Murdoch continues to experience. “He’s been through so much in such a short period of time that in the re-building process we see a man begin to grapple with his insanity. And I think we meet a Matt Murdoch who’s even more reckless than he’s been in the past.”
To plot out the new season, Oleson conferred with Marvel Television’s executive vice president Jeph Loeb and then “came up with an original story that took from some of my favorite comic runs and will hopefully give fans what they want but not in the way they expect it.” One thing viewers can expect is the introduction of one of “Daredevil’s” most famous villains: Bethel officially announced that the character he’s playing is the psychopathic assassin Bullseye.
Now that that cat’s out of the bag, are you even more excited for season 3 to drop?